Goldman Sachs admitted it bought Venezuelan bonds after getting accused by the country’s opposition of trying to “make a quick buck off the suffering of the Venezuelan people.”
The president of Venezuela’s opposition-led Congress blasted Goldman for financing “dictatorship” under President Nicholas Maduro after Goldman bought $2.8 billion in bonds issued by state oil company PDVSA at a steep discount.
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CCTV cameras have captured the moment an underground water pipe exploded in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev.
The ground rises and shakes before bursting, sending earth and debris flying in all directions, and a torrent of muddy water down the street.
Cars were damaged and windows broken but no injuries were reported.
It is unclear what caused the pipe to explode on Monday.
Beer towers replicate the draft experience on a table top.
In Southeast Asia, it’s not unusual to see barroom tables punctuated by tall cylinders filled with glowing, golden beer. Instead of simply ordering a pint at the counter, these patrons are ordering beer to share, dispensed by a beer tower.
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It’s easy to assume that travelers need to trek to Thailand or some undiscovered South American waterfall to find the perfect swimming hole. But, many of the world’s most stunning lagoons are located right in the Lower 48. Here are five of the most jaw-dropping swimming holes in the contiguous United States.
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The annual Group of 7 summit meeting begins today in Taormina, a small town on the Sicilian coast, which is known to many as a hub for gay men in the 19th and 20th centuries. Many iconic gay writers – Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, Oscar Wilde – have basked in the Mediterranean sun there over the decades.
Even the decidedly heterosexual Ernest Hemingway once described the town as being so pretty “it hurts to look” at. Now, Taormina will also will be known as the setting where two young, progressive and handsome politicians met and sparked an Internet frenzy.
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